In what will come as no surprise to those who know me well, I’ve neglected updating my website in spite of lots of exciting news.
In September I’ll be celebrating the completion of my first year as the General Manager of the Guild Hall Community Theatre in Whitehorse. It’s been a fantastic season in which I’ve learned a lot, and I’m excited for a great season ahead! Auditions are coming up in July, so if you’re a Whitehorse theatre artist, make sure you’re keeping an eye on our website, or The Guild Hall on Facebook.
Since my last update, I’ve also wrapped up performing in Gwaandak Theatre‘s Map of the Land, Map of the Stars with four wonderful performances at Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver.
All told, I was fortunate enough to contribute to a production that carried me across the Yukon for performances in Whitehorse, Dawson, and Carcross, to Ontario for the Impact Festival, and finally to close in Vancouver with Talking Stick. I’m so thankful to Gwaandak for having given me a chance to contribute to such an important and transformative piece.
In May we concluded another year of our youth theatre program at the Heart of Riverdale with the World Premiere of our exciting new piece Help! Working with the theme of ‘Fear of the Unknown’ our class of 9 students developed a completely original new play through group-writing, scenework, and character development exercises. I’ll be bringing the program back starting next year, so if you’ve got a creative young person in your life who might like to make a play with us next year, keep an eye on The Heart of Riverdale for registration information.
Coming up, my work will be returning to the Imperial Pub in Toronto with a Staged Reading of my newest full-length play Gift Horse on July 28th. There’ll be a talkback with the talented cast and crew afterwards, and though I won’t be able to be in attendance, I invite those of you in Ontario to come and share your perspective on a new piece in progress!